Favorite Toys Tuesday is bringing back a classic-the Slinky! A little research revealed the following tidbits; “The Slinky was invented and developed by American naval engineer Richard T. James in 1943 and demonstrated at Gimbels department store in Philadelphia in November 1945. The toy was a hit, selling its entire inventory of 400 units in ninety minutes”. WOW!  The original version was silver metal, but it has now been made into a variety of colors and materials. This can be enjoyed by ages 5 and up, and adults don’t have to stop playing with it!  This is one of those versatile toys that works on multiple areas of development depending on how it is used.  It can be as simple as holding in both hands and shifting left <–> right, to making it “walk” down a flight of steps, to the unlimited antics seen on social media.  Here is a link for inspiration!